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biofunctionBiofunktion (ger.)

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    Let b be an organism, and a b a subsystem of b, of kind [a]. Further, call π(a) the totality of processes or activities, involving a during a certain period. Then (i) any subset of π(a) that includes any of the processes listed in Postulate 3.1 is a biological function; (ii) the specific biological functions of a are those performed by a and its likes but not by any other subsystems of b.

    Bunge, M. (1979). Treatise on Basic Philosophy, vol. 4. Ontology II: A World of Systems: 89.